DANVILLE — It was a series of missed opportunities that kept the Danville Blue Devils off the scoreboard on Friday night. It was errors, both forced and unforced, that kept them in the game until the final minutes.
In the end, the Utica Redskins (5-4, 4-2 MBC) came out on top, 21-0. But neither side was happy with the night’s performance.
“We were not ready to play. We made countless errors. We did everything we could to try to lose the game,” Utica head coach Randy Felumlee said.
“We moved the ball well, we just couldn’t capitalize,” Danville head coach Ed Honabarger said.
The tone was set on the very first drive. Danville (5-4, 2-4 MBC) took advantage of Utica’s go-for-broke surge on the line with draw plays up the middle, and quick out patterns by the receivers. Eight plays later, the Devils had the ball at the Utica 5 yard line. But Marcus Durbin’s pass was picked off by Scott Cline at the 1.